The Cour du Commerce-Saint-André
The Cour du Commerce, was more or less the court of the Revolution. The deputy Danton lived at #20 (no longer standing today). The harpsichord maker, Tobias Schmidt, was located at #9 and the windows of Dr. Guillotin gave onto his workshop: here, the two men developed a machine called the “guillotine” that was meant to decapitate heads. Marat also temporarily relocated the printing presses for his newspaper L’Ami du Peuple to #8.